Dress Up Your Table With 18 DIY Table Linens
Do you ever go into a restaurant and find yourself wanting to change up the white tablecloths? Do you have plain linens lying around your house and have no idea what to do with them? When you see a white napkin in the store do you think of all the fun DIYs you could do with it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then keep reading! We have 18 quick and easy projects to turn your drab white linens into beautiful works of art. From color to patterns to stamps to pom poms, these DIYs cover all the trendy looks, and your table will thank you for its newest addition.
1. Watercolor Linens: Watercolor linens. Need we say more? This is a fun way to create art for your table. With only a few materials necessary, you’ll want to watercolor everything in sight. And don’t worry about spilling anything on these beauties; you can just throw them in the wash (they won’t wash out with our watercolor hack)! (via Brit + Co)
2. Rope Table Runner: A tapestry for your table is a fun and easy way to step up your table game. This hack will make it easy to add some color to your table without overdoing it. And it’s such an easy DIY you’ll want to make one for every table in your house. (via Brit + Co)
4. Yellow Dip-Dyed Tablecloth: Mellow Yellow? More like Hello Yellow! We just love the major pop of color this yellow dip dyed tablecloth has. Brighten up any table (or any room for that matter) with this easy DIY. (via House to Home)
9. Block Printed Napkins: Cacti are so in right now, and these napkins are such a fun way to incorporate them into your kitchen. Go ahead and wipe your hands on this napkin print — don’t worry, it won’t prick you :) (via Everything Golden)
11. Ombre Table Cloth: From clothes to hair, ombre is always in, and now you can sport the trend in your kitchen with this ombre tablecloth tutorial. It might get a little messy, so go on out and enjoy the sunshine while you are making your beautiful new tablecloth. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
12. Neon Tea Towels: Adding little touches of neon to your home is always a good idea. A little bit goes along way on the neon train, and these napkins add just the right amount of razzle-dazzle. (via Brit + Co)
13. Pom Pom Tablecloth: Here at Brit + Co we can’t get enough pom poms in our life, so this tablecloth is right up our alley. Turning a white tablecloth into a pom pom party is simple with this DIY. (via The Sweetest Occasion)
14. Geometric Table Runner: OH EM GEOMETRY. Geometry wasn’t your favorite subject in school? No problem; this table runner will have you singing another tune with this beautiful geo-shaped runner. Don’t worry about creating perfect shapes — let the painter’s tape do that for you! Go ahead and peel back that tape and feel the surge of confidence run through you when you glance at your perfect shapes. (via Green Wedding Shoes)
15. Confetti Cloth: It’s like a party on your table! But for real, how perfect is this Confetti Tablecloth DIY? You can bust it out for your next shindig or breakfast with the fam, or keep it up all year long. (via Oh Happy Day)
16. Pink Striped Tablecloth Anthro Hack: You had us at Anthro hack. We love a good Anthro hack (who doesn’t?). This tablecloth is easy-peasy to make and kind on your wallet — it’s a win-win. (via Iron and Twine)
18. Marker Tie Dyed Napkin: Tie dying with markers is simple and clean, and the results are great. These pinwheels of color add a cool design to any linen you’ve got laying around. (via Apartment Therapy)
Have any other great linen DIYs? Let us know in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)